Acesulfame potassium is an artificial sweetener that is around 200 times sweeter than sugar and is commonly used in protein products. Recent tests have shown it may increase the risk of cancer as well as being readily passed on to infants through breast milk. Due to this, we advise minimising its use or avoiding this additive where possible.

Acesulfame potassium (also known as Acesulfame K, or Ace K) is an artificial sweetener. It is around 200 times sweeter than sugar and is often used in protein products to provide a sweet taste without adding calories.

This additive is approved by the FDA, however more recent tests dating back to 1996 have shown it may increase the risk of cancer as well as being readily passed on to infants through breast milk.

We advise minimising its use or avoiding this additive where possible.

Also known as:
Ace-K, E950
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